The Democratic leaders of the Oregon state legislature are calling on fellow Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign amid a scandal involving influence peddling and his fiancée, a green energy consultant. Kitzhaber had apparently decided to resign earlier this week but changed his mind while his replacement was flying back to the state.
- The local government in Kensington, Calif., wants an independent investigation into how the police chief investigated a cop who had his gun stolen by a prostitute in Nevada. The cop wasn't put on leave during the eight-month long investigation and still hasn't served his suspension. Police first found out about the stolen gun when the prostitute's pimp shot himself in the leg during an argument at a pawn shop.
- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Samsung and LG requesting details on the voice-recognition technology used by their smart televisions and how they ensure voice data privacy.
- Two Al-Jazeera journalists who were arrested in Egypt more than a year ago on charges of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false news have been released on bail.
- New York Times media columnist David Carr is dead, aged 58.
- NASA's jumped the shark.
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